Category Archives: Demonstrations

Santa clara art & wine festival demo

The kids demo team, with Sensei Kevin Sadeghian, assisting

The Kodenkan Jujitsu School’s kids class performed a demonstration at the Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival, with Prof. George Arrington being the MC.

In the demonstration, the kids showed techniques from rolling, falling, escapes, throws, defenses from punches, joint locks, defenses from weapon attacks, and advanced techniques. Great job, everybody!

Prof. George Arrington MC
Prof. George Arrington MC
Demonstrating a break fall (sutemi)
Demonstrating a break fall (sutemi)
Release from a wrist grab from a larger opponent
Release from a wrist grab from a larger opponent
tomoe nage throw
tomoe nage throw
ushiro nage - a rear throw
ushiro nage – a rear throw

2018 Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival Demonstration

2018 Cherry Blossom Festival Team, led by Sensei Guillermo Hernandez Jr., Prof. Clive Guth, and Prof. George Arrington
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival Team, led by Sensei Guillermo Hernandez Jr., Prof. Clive Guth, and Prof. George Arrington

We performed a demonstration at the 2018 Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival in Memorial Park. Thanks to Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr., who teaches the kids class, for getting everybody ready, Professor Clive Guth for helping train them, and Professor George Arrington for MC’ing. Great job, everybody!

The Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival is Cupertino’s celebration of Japan’s sakura matsuri and Japanese culture held in late April. See¬†https://www.cupertinocherryblossomfestival.org/ for more information.

Thanks everybody who came to watch us!

Kids demonstrate breakfalls - throwing themselves while falling safely
Kids demonstrate breakfalls – throwing themselves while falling safely

Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr. readied the team and coordinates the demonstration
Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr. readied the team and coordinates the demonstration

Prof. George Arrington MC's the demonstration, explaining the philosophy and techniques being shown
Prof. George Arrington MC’s the demonstration, explaining the philosophy and techniques being shown

Escaping from a headlock grab
Escaping from a headlock grab

Countering a throw in mid-air
Countering a throw in mid-air

2017 Art and Wine Festival Demonstration

2017 Art and Wine Festival Demo Team

The Kodenkan Jujitsu School’s kids class gave a demonstration at the 2017 annual Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival at Central Park. The kids demonstrated self defense techniques including escapes, throws, joint locks, control holds, and more!

The demonstration was MC’d by Prof. George Arrington and preperation was under the direction of Profs. Clive Guth, George Arrington, and Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr.

circle throw

shoulder throw

holding an opponent helpless with one foot

leg lock

drop throw